Thanks from Turkey
For almost two years, the Communications group at Y‑12 has sent care packages to coworker Lisa Harris’ son, who serves with the U.S. Air Force. The packages started as a way to make her son and his squadron’s deployment in Turkey more comfortable.
Harris said, “We’ve supported them as often as we can with small items they can carry with them — gum, granola, peanuts, cookies. We sent them things to help take their focus off being away from their families and friends for long periods of time.”
To show their appreciation for the gesture, the squadron sent a flag that was flown in the cockpit of an A‑10 Warthog during a mission. Harris said, “We never expected anything in return. To us, it was the least we could do.” The group plans to continue sending care packages to the 51 members of the Air Force stationed there.